Viewfinder: Gearing Up for a Presidential Election in Rwanda

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Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame (L) greets a crowd of supporters as he arrives for a campaign rally on July 31, 2017 in Gakenke ahead of August 4 presidential election. Kagame and his Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) party have held an iron grip on power since overthrowing the extremist Hutu regime, which perpetrated the 1994 genocide of 800,000 Tutsis.

Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame (L) greets a crowd of supporters as he arrives for a campaign rally on July 31, 2017 in Gakenke ahead of August 4 presidential election. Kagame and his Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) party have held an iron grip on power since overthrowing the extremist Hutu regime, which perpetrated the 1994 genocide of 800,000 Tutsis.

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